Bruin Volleyball Prepares For Bay Area Road Trip

Oct. 1, 2002

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After two impressive victories over Washington and Washington State last weekend in Pauley Pavilion, the Bruins now travel to the Bay Area for matches at Cal and Stanford on Friday and Saturday, respectively. With the two wins this past weekend, the Bruins moved up from a tie for eighth place at 0-2 Pac-10, into a tie for fifth place at 2-2. Back-row play was the difference for the Bruins in Saturday's come from behind victory over Washington State, as 51 of the team's 90 digs in the match came in the final three games.

Two Home Wins Even Pac-10 Record
The Bruins opened their home season in style, defeating Washington in three games and Washington State in five games. Brittany Ringel led the Bruins in kills in both matches, as she was one of three players with 12 kills on Friday against the Huskies, and downed 17 kills against Washington State on Saturday. In the third and final game of the Washington match, UCLA hit .353, downing 16 kills on 34 attacks with just four errors as a team. Ringel finished that match with a .571 attack percentage, recording 12 kills on 21 swings with no errors. On Saturday against the Cougars, the Bruins dropped the first two games of the match before an impressive defensive effort in games three, four and five propelled UCLA to the 3-2 victory. Of the team's 90 digs in the match, 51 were recorded in the final three games. Sophomore libero Chrissie Zartman turned in a match-high 27 digs, the second-best match total for a Pac-10 player this season. UCLA had six players with double-figure kills in the match against WSU.

UCLA vs. California
UCLA leads the all-time series against the Golden Bears by a 40-0 margin in a series that dates back to the 1980 season. Last year, UCLA swept the season series with Cal, winning 3-0 on Oct. 12 in pauley Pavilion, and turning in a 3-0 win in Berkeley on Nov. 8.

UCLA vs. Stanford
The Bruins lead the all-time series against Stanford by a 34-25 margin, although UCLA holds an 11-13 record against the Cardinal while playing in Palo Alto. Last season, the Cardinal swept the season series against UCLA, coming back to win 27-30, 25-30, 30-27, 30-24, 15-13 on Nov. 11, and falling 3-0 to the Cardinal in Maples Pavilion on Nov. 9. UCLA's last win in Maples was on Sept. 23, 2000 with the Bruins winning 15-11, 15-2, 15-11 (rally scoring to 30 points began in the 2001 season). The Stanford match this Saturday will be broadcast live on the internet at

Head Coach Andy Banachowski
In his 36th season on the Bruin bench, UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski remains one of the top coaches in his profession. On Sept. 1, 2001, in Hawaii, he became the first collegiate women's volleyball coach in history to record 900 career wins, and is just the second collegiate volleyball coach for either gender to reach that milestone. UCLA men's coach Al Scates, for whom Banachowski was a setter during his collegiate career, posted his 1,000th career win in February, 2000. The first women's volleyball coach to be inducted into the National Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA, Banachowski currently has a career record of 928-226 (.804), and has coached the Bruins to six national championships, including three NCAA titles.

Next Week for the Bruins
The Bruins to Pauley Pavilion for matches against Oregon State and Oregon next weekend. UCLA hosts the Beavers on Thurs., Oct. 10 and the Ducks on Fri., Oct. 11. Both matches will be broadcast live on the internet at and are scheduled for 7 pm starts.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
(17-25, 25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
Sunday, Oct 11
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
(26-24, 25-15, 25-19)
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE